Friday, December 3, 2010

Chocolate Mint Cookies of Love

I've published this recipe before, but with the holiday season coming up, I thought I'd share the love again. These minty cookies are seriously good and great for Christmas parties, potlucks, or eating while simply thinking Christmasy thoughts. Ohhhhh... I think I'll make some today!

Chocolate Mint Cookies
from The Joy of Vegan Baking

1 1/2 tsp. Ener-G Egg Replacer*
2 Tbsp. warm water (non-vegans can use an egg instead of the replacer and water)
3/4 cup non-dairy butter (non-vegans can use butter butter)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter & sugars together by hand or with an electric hand mixer at high speed.

Beat in the egg replacer mixture & the vanilla & peppermint extracts.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, & salt. Add this to the butter mixture along with the chocolate chips. Stir until combined, but do not over-stir.

Drop the cookie batter by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake the cookies for 10 -12 mins., or until the edges begin to harden. Although they might not appear completely done, the cookies will continue to cook after they're removed from the oven.

After removing them from the oven, immediately take the cookies off of the cooking sheet & place them on a wire rack to cool.

Yields: 1 1/2 dozen cookies

Betty's Note:

I add lots of walnuts to this one.

You can leave the mint flavoring out completely if you don't like mint or if it brings back memories of a wedding reception where, out of nervousness, you ate way too many of the little mints on the table and felt physically ill resulting in photos in which you look stricken and queasy which everyone took as your non-verbal comment on the pairing of the couple who were, really, doomed from the start what with his three past failed marriages and her one-time romantic involvement with one of his ex-wives.

Yeah, then you could leave the mint out.

Happy Baking!


Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

You know what!? I love mint- I love mint and chocolate and yet I have NEVER baked with mint extract-
I should make these- We're having company so maybe then- I would eat them all!

In Canada there is a chocolate bar called a Royal- If you have not tried it you should- you might die though!
happy weekend!

Hilary said...

You're too funny.:) I don't dare bake because then I eat. Enuff said.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ha! You had my attention with "chocolate mint cookies" and had me laughing out loud by your last paragraph.
Happy weekend, jj

Pearl said...

Love this recipe. I think it's destined to be printed out and added to the family cookbook. :-)


Baby Sister said...

Hmmm...I love mint, so I'm definitely going to have to make these!! Thanks!! :D

Kazzy said...

Oh man. Those look and sound scrumptious!

Pat Tillett said...

I hope you made enough for everyone!

Ann said...

Oooo, chocolate mint cookies. what a great combination and that picture has my mouth watering. I don't care what kind of memories it brings back, I would leave the mint in :) Thanks for the recipe Betty

Zuzana said...

Mint and chocolate are a great combination.;)) Always nice with new ideas for Christmas baking.;))
Have a lovely weekend,

Sueann said...

Three failed marriages?? A relationship with one of his ex wives?? Oh my!! Seriously??? I would have worn black to this wedding! Ha!
Those cookies sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recipe

Catherine said...

These look so good Betty! mmmmm! It's only 5:30 am but now I am craving these cookies. Somehow my multi-grain toast is going to look a little lame this morning... :(

Happy Saturday!
xo Catherine

Fitter After 50 said...

I can just imagine a cookbook written by you to be on the Best Seller List for sure! You're so funny.

Tracy said...

wow, these look yummy! my husband loves mint so perhaps you've just filled my day with something to do :)
Have an enjoyable Saturday Betty!

By the way, I made mint chocolate chip cookies last week that had Creme De'Menthe in them and oh, that was scrumptious as well!

Old Kitty said...

Were you at my wedding!?!??!?!

Anyway!! LOL!!!

Wow!! My first ever completely vegan cookie recipe!!!! I must print this out and ask my local health food shop for the alternatives to egg!! Thank you for sharing this here!!

I love mint. Mint pea soup. Love it!! Take care

Leanne said...

You had me at 'chocolate'. (It's one of my basic food groups, you know.)

Alison said...

Oh, these look worthy of addition to our holiday cookie list.

So, when do we get to learn more about that wedding where you ate too many mints? ;)

Anonymous said...

littleb and I will be doing some baking today, I think!

Out on the prairie said...

I will have to look for egg replacer, it is new to me.One guy on TV used avacoda in a dessert, it has the oil needed.They look nice,I am putting together a list to get supplies for my holiday plates I share with all my neigbors and friends.If you give it away that makes it low calorie, right?

My Mind's Eye said...

OH MY CATS BB what a delicious
recipe!!! Mom's mouth is watering.
Thank you for the do over on the recipe. Happy Saturday,
Madi and Mom

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh Nom!

Anonymous said...

yum! great recipe Betty, thanks for posting!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll take a whole plate, please!
And wow, someone else who knows what EnerGEgg Replacer is.

floweringmama said...

Ok, that's it! You've done it now! I'm studying for finals, took a break to peak in and now I've got to go back something! I just have to decide what it will be . . . fudge, walnut crescents, sugar cookies, santa's whiskers, . . . oh boy!

Connie said...

They look delicious, Betty! Chocolate and mint together--yum! And walnuts too--I'm sold on those. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Kitty Moore said...

Mia and I are going to try this out tomorrow!

Jane said...

Oh, these look so very good!


Venassa said...

Sounds yummy. I'm going to add it to the recipe book I'm making for my mother. I will keep the mint in, because I love it, but I can understand why you might not want the mint.

Anonymous said...

If that were the reason, the mint has got to be a total no-no! :D

I love this. I had no idea cookies were this simple!! I'm going to try this. :) :)

Anonymous said...

p.s. did I mention that your cookie photograph looks gorgeous?? It does! :) said...

I can make those for Chanukah too, right? Please say it's okay, Betty. Please, oh please.

Marlene said...

MMMMMMMmmmmm!!! Sounds yummy!!! I laughed my arse off at your last paragraph, though!!!! You funny lady!

Lin said...

Betty, could you please just make a bunch of batches and mail them out to us, your readers? Because I would think that would be a LOT easier for all of us. :)

Thank you.

Sarah said... it low fat, low cal and can I eat it and lose weight too?

baygirl32 said...

too many ingrediants for my to master, but I'll forward it to husband

Contemplating Cadie said...

Oh! I've had these before and they are delicious! Thank you for sharing!

Larri said...

I shall never again look at a chocolate mint cookie without thinking of the doomed marriage. ;o) These really sound delicious. I'm saving the recipe and may just add it to my Christmas Cookies for the Neighbors trays this year. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday! :o)

Liz said...

Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my fave, and I'm a sucker for Thin Mints. Never had mint cookies this way, though.

Moannie said...

These look simply delicious. I have printed out he recipe and am going to bake tomorrow. Thank you X

Shan said...

Eh, yeah... you had me right up to "1 1/2 tsp. Ener-G Egg Replacer*"... besides, I've regained two pounds in the past 10 days. This is not what I needed!

Donna B. said...

Thank you so much Betty, these sound delicious!!!

Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

For the record, that never happened to me. Still I might leave out the mint. Chocolate purist I am.

Jenny said...

Betty, I loved your story. The last paragraph made me crack up!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

This would be better for me if I left out the mint. It doesn't like me.